Healing Ministry of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Tiv Society


African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellowships


Department of Christian Religious Studies


Today we have several spiritual healing churches in Nigeria despite the increase in modern health care services. The study examines how socio-cultural factors beyond the religious factors influence the use of spiritual health care services provided by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Healing ministry in Tiv-society. The study adopts the phenomenological and cultural anthropological methods in its survey. The target population for the study comprises of three Roman Catholic dioceses’ in Tiv-land; one parish each is selected for close study of charismatic healing activities. The respondents will be drawn from fourteen local government areas within Tiv geographies. A random sampling technique of Catholics will be used to select 500 respondents. A self-completed questionnaire and tape recorded interviews of persons who have experienced healing will be used to narrate their experiences.